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Why people quit their jobs instead of returning to the office

Work at home : After almost 2 years of working from home, employees seem to prefer working from home over higher wages and are even willing to quit their jobs if this option is taken away. However, following a significant drop in the number of Covid cases, government and private offices across the country have announced an end to working from home.

A survey by recruitment and placement firm CIEL HR Services showed that employees are even willing to leave their jobs if this option is taken away. Of the 10 respondents, at least 6 were willing to quit rather than return to office.

The survey results, shared with the Economic Times, further revealed that the same number of respondents (from IT, outsourcing, tech startups, consulting, BFSI and corporate functions assistance to companies in all sectors) are ready to refuse the offer of a higher salary. work that requires them to come to the office.

While there could be many reasons why people choose working from home, one is that it has allowed for a better work-life balance without affecting their work efficiency. “Teleworking should be considered part of the return-to-office strategy,” said Aditya Misra, managing director of CIEL HR, which had nearly 2,000 employees from 620 companies responding to the survey.

Of the 620 companies covered, 40% work entirely from home, while 26% are in hybrid mode. In other companies, employees work from the office.

Infosys CEO Narayana Murthy doesn’t think it’s a good idea to let employees work from home. “I’m not a big fan of working from home at all. “When people are working from home, that institutional culture will slowly become weaker and weaker,” Murthy told the Deccan Herald.

Meanwhile, from this year, Tata Steel has identified roles that would allow employees to work from home permanently. Tata Steel, which had implemented a policy of “agile working models” during the pandemic to provide more flexibility to employees, intends to continue it. Infosys, Maruti and Philips are rolling out new workplace models that will allow employees in certain roles to work from anywhere.

Mercedes-Benz India is following a hybrid model with a roster system with 50% non-production staff on campus, chief executive Martin Schwenk said. KPMG, which has also opened its offices, will roll out a hybrid working model this year. Meanwhile, rival Deloitte has already switched to hybrid working mode.

According to a report in a major daily newspaper, ICICI Bank, Parle Products, Sun Pharmaceutical, Tata-owned Voltas, Godrej, Goldman Sachs, Dabur, Haier, Panasonic, Biocon, Dixon Technologies and Motilal Oswal Financial Services have also finalized their plans to call employees back to the office.

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